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Doctors in Children’s Division of Infectious Diseases have been studying the importance of hand hygiene in preventing the spread of both respiratory and stomach viruses. Good hygiene practices have to include education on handwashing and alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
Usually influenzas are only fatal for people with weaker immune systems, such as infants and the elderly. During the 2009 H1N1 outbreak, several healthy children died from the disease. The study lead by Boston Children's Hospital concluded that Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was a contributing factor. Moreover, this suggests that co-infections can be fatal in even healthy children. Read more about theinfluenza study.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”